Nelson Natukunda, the Local Council (LC) III chairman in Kanungu district says many parents have abandoned their children and most schools are almost being forced to close as they have no food for

The World Food Programme (WFP) issued an "urgent call" on Monday for US$1 billion to help millions at risk of starvation in north-eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

About 800 kilometres (500 miles) from Juba, where a new conflict erupted in late 2013, the northern state of Bahr el Ghazal has some of the highest levels of malnutrition in the country.

Nigeria said it will feed 1.8 million people in the country’s northeast where a militant insurgency has wrecked the local economy and pushed the population to the brink of famine.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has had to scale back plans for emergency feeding of 400,000 people in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria due to funding shortfalls, a top U.N.

The new United Nations fund set up to tackle the looming famine in crisis-ridden areas in Nigeria and avoid a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached $24 million.

Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians could starve to death in the famine-threatened northeast due to lack of aid funds, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan.

Twenty million people in four African countries are on the brink of famine, senior staffers at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday in Rom

The head of the United Nations said on Wednesday it was vital to help fragile regions grow resilient and ward off future crises as well as address humanitarian disasters when they erupt.

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